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>>> the san francisco health department issues a warning to gay men about the spread of a communicable disease. good evening i'm ken wayne. >> and i'm julie haener. it is a meningitis outbreak but it's not happening here. still the health center takes it serious enough to issue a warning. >> reporter: they say an unusually high number of meningitis cases have been reported until the brooklyn area and it's affecting gay men. san francisco may be thousands of miles from the big apple but health officials here worry that a quick plane ride might land bay area travelers right in the heart of meningitis outbreak in new york city. >> we know there's lots of travel between the two cities. >> reporter: dr. susan phillips is with the san francisco health department. she says new york has had 16 cases of menengococal disease. the cases involve men in areas of brooklyn who are have had intimate contact with other men. >> it's due to a bacterium and it is passed by a very close personal contacts. secretions of any kind including saliva. >> reporter: gay men traveling to new york
down early this morning. in san francisco city crews spent this day clearing out clogged drains and the public works department says it's expected to be a weekend long task. you can see one of the biggest rocks actually blocked one of the lanes forcing drivers to slow down and go around it. we have team coverage for you tonight. chief meteorologist bill martin is in the ktvu weather center where he's been tracking the storm all day. maureen naylor is standing by but we begin with jana katsuyama where it's been raining. in healdsburg. >> reporter: see how wet the ground is, all of that water is seeping into the ground and ending up in local rivers and streams this is the russian river. you can see how fast it is going. it could reach near flood levels by the time the next storm finishes. rain is drenching almost soaked roads. areas stream, rivers and low lying areas are flooding. with two storms down there's still one more to go. a storm watch is in effect. >> the storm surge is down 2- 1/2 feet below the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: although water levels dropped today wit
-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victim and why friends say more could have b
the landscape of this home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. today a tree trimming crew removed the three footdiameter tree. >> the tree had fallen onto our house, and it was about, i don't know, a couple feet above my head. >> reporter: that was your alarm clock. >> that was the alarm clock, yes. >> reporter: he says the house can be fixed. he's just glad no one was hurt. >> you have a fireplace? >> yes. >> you have some very expensive firewood now. >> exactly. >> reporter: an arborist says now is as good of time as any to get those trees checked. >>> a number of trees toppled. in orinda, this toppled. two vehicles were hit by that tree, but no injuries were reported. >>> also around the bay area, people were running from the rain. people tried to stay dry. in palo alto, windshield wipers. >>> we want to bring in our chief meteorologist, bill martin now, on this latest dose of rain, and where this leaves us for the season. >> this morning's rain was a mess on the morning commute. take a look at some of the showers. the accumulations just from this morning's rain showers. you se
the lucky ones who found a room at the hamilton family center in san francisco. as the temperature drops the director says it's heart breaking to have to turn away hundreds of other families who need help. >> very often they're out in cars, or they're doubled up in situations that they shouldn't be in. >> reporter: the hamilton center has 70 rooms, all full with nearly 250 homeless families on the wait list. >> they have children with them. >> reporter: continuing unemployment and high rents in the city make it especially difficult for families to find permanent housing. >> they often have to move out of the city because the rents are so high here now. >> reporter: just started a job at a barbershop and his family east christmas wish is to leave the shelter soon. the center is trying to raise donations so that they can help even more families through this holiday season. in san francisco, jana ktvu channel 2 news. >> as i pointed out it's cold out there right now. it is 42 degrees in mountain view. 41 in san jose. how cold is it going to get? 39 degrees. napa and santa rosa, in the low 3
to work 170 years to get what the ceo makes in one year. >> reporter: live in san francisco i'm john sasaki. >>> new developments as police sergeant has been placed on administrative leave. this after we showed you a facebook video. it was supposedly shot from a lamborghini. the sergeant e-mailed us saying he was not driving 100 miles per hour. and the comments that everybody in the car was drunk was quote tongue and chief. >>> there's word that nadia lochlear's claim has expired. she is the wife of estranged husband who has filed for divorce. >>> graffiti threats against a teacher popped up at three different south bay hospital and were aimed against a teacher at mono monte vista. >> students showed us the message targeting a teacher. >> i was shocked i was so shocked. he's a nice teacher. he doesn't deserve something like this. >> as a precaution, authorities shut down monte vista. but after hours of searching, bomb sniffing dogs found nothing. in the meantime they have stepped up security for the teacher who they are not mailing for his deputies. >> we have a couple of deputies wh
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